Deloitte, Rothschild and Goldman Sachs were amongst the big winners in the Private Equity News awards for advisers, attended by more than 300 of the industries finest.
Deloitte won three awards as it was named as the Commercial and Market Due Diligence Team of the Year, Financial Due Diligence Team of the Year and Pensions Due Diligence Firm of the Year.
Rothschild won the highly-coveted Financial Sponsors Coverage Team of the Year award as well as being named the Turnaround and Restructuring Adviser of the Year, while Goldman Sachs was named alongside co-advisers as the winner in both the buy-side and sell-side Adviser Mandate of the Year categories.
The keynote speech for the Awards for Excellence in Private Equity Advisory Services Europe 2011 was delivered by Mark Florman, the chief executive of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Shaks Ghosh, the chief executive of industry charity Private Equity Foundation, also spoke.
UBS and JP Morgan each won two awards. UBS won out in the Fund Placement Team of the Year category as well as featuring alongside Goldman Sachs as the winner for the Buy-Side Adviser Mandate of the Year. The pair advised BC Partners on the $2.6bn acquisition of Swedish cable operator Com Hem from Carlyle Group and Providence Equity Partners.
JP Morgan was named alongside Goldman Sachs on the Sell-Side Adviser Mandate of the Year after the duo acted on the Silver Lake-led consortium’s $8.5bn sale of a majority stake in internet phone company Skype to Microsoft. JP Morgan’s co-head of financial sponsors Karen Simon was also named the Most Influential Woman in Private Equity Advisory for the second year running.